Our beginning…

Saved by the Garden™
Tales and Tastes of a Gardener’s Journey

Hi, I’m Debbie. Many have asked about how we began and what inspired the creation of Saved by the Garden, Tales and Tastes of a Gardener’s Journey.

Simply put, life was going along rather smoothly, give or take the normal ups and downs, yet all that changed with several life-altering events that took place within a short period of time.

After feeling out of sorts, I took a stress inventory and discovered that I had a 50% chance of having a major health breakdown within the next two years. That got my attention quickly. With a family to care for, a career and other commitments and responsibilities, I knew it was important to neutralize the stress. But how?

I decided to spend some quality time alone and noticed a regular pull to visit and explore garden spaces. The more time I spent in gardens, the better I felt. I found the quiet, the beautiful range of colors, the fresh smells, nature sounds and countless lovely surprises that lay around each bend, the perfect remedy.

That began a joyful adventure of spending time in both public and private gardens whenever and wherever I could and inspired “Saved by the Garden:  Tales and Tastes of a Gardener’s Journey”. 

As a program participant, you will experience virtual, rewarding strolls through remarkable public and private gardens throughout the United States and beyond.  You will view breathtaking gardens and learn about their special features and surprising exhibits.  You’ll hear some unexpected tales, and history along with each garden’s therapeutic and restorative benefits and the science behind them.  To add to the experience, you’ll have the opportunity to sample fresh tastes and specialty drinks inspired by some favorite garden spaces.  

Come share the adventure.


Program duration:  60 minutes
Contact me for program details and fees

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